Student PC scheme on the cards

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Image: Minister Omobola Johnson. By BiztechAfrica
Minister Omobola Johnson

The Nigerian Government looks set to launch a students’ PC ownership scheme in partnership with local manufacturers.

Nigerian Communications Minister Omobola Johnson, who visited the Speedstar computer assembly plant in Lagos last week, said local companies such as Speedstar, owned by Beta Computer, would play a major role in a public private partnership to equip tertiary students with notebook computers and relevant content at affordable prices.

She said the initiative would be launched later this year, and would include affordable buying plans.

The Managing Director of Beta Computers, Will Anyaegbunam, gave the assurance that the company had the capacity to deliver high quality Speedstar computers to support the initiative.



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